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Old 05-08-2011, 07:50 AM   #1
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I accidently delete my /var server box on CentOS how can I recover it?


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I accidently deleted /var of my server box on CentOS how can I recover it?

Thanks
 
Old 05-08-2011, 07:51 AM   #2
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Restore it from your backup
 
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Old 05-08-2011, 08:41 AM   #3
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I hope you have a backup. If not, consider using backuppc.
It will automatically back up your computers daily without
you giving it a thought.

Just the fact you're asking what to do makes me think you
don't have a backup. If that's the case, there are two
paths you could take.

The first is a little risky in that you might not recover
some things like scheduled cronjobs. What you could do is
copy the /var directory from another computer of the same
distribution and version.

The second is more work, but a better method. Back up
everything you want to keep from your current system,
reinstall the os, then copy the files you wanted to keep.
 
Old 05-08-2011, 02:33 PM   #4
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You think I did not know these things: backup or OS reinstall I have to say thank you very much but I think it is clear in my question that my system is a server and has important files like mysql data base in /var or more thing I want to recover them back how can I do this for example in windows there is some utilities that undelete or recover deleted files or even formated partitions it has to be same thing in linux . Linux is a powerful OS it has to have some thing for it .
It was just a common mistake in a wrong place "I mean using "rm -rf" and using absolute path "/var" instead of relational path "var" in a sub directory" so what can I do now?
 
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Old 05-08-2011, 02:40 PM   #5
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Take a look at
https://encrypted.google.com/search?...ient=firefox-a
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You think I did not know these things: backup or OS reinstall I have to say thank you very much but I think it is clear in my question that my system is a server and has important files like mysql data base in /var or more thing I want to recover them back
If this is a server you should have backups.

Kind regards
 
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Old 05-08-2011, 02:50 PM   #6
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I did that search before but thank you again.
I just wanted some tool names that is easy to work and best in recovery that makes me sure to do that I do not want to lose my data because it is my first time that I want to recover my important data I wanted to use your experiences not teaching me how to use google.
 
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Old 05-08-2011, 03:13 PM   #7
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I did that search before but thank you again.
I just wanted some tool names that is easy to work and best in recovery that makes me sure to do that I do not want to lose my data because it is my first time that I want to recover my important data I wanted to use your experiences not teaching me how to use google.
Well, if you know how to use Google, then how about reading what Google tells you?? The first three links on that search give you commands and methods of data recovery. This has also been covered on this site many, MANY times, which you could find with a quick search. For example:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...-linux-878507/
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...8/#post2213747

If you want your data back, your best hope is to turn the system OFF, as quickly as possible. From there, you MAY have a chance, but there is NOTHING DEFINITE. RIPLinux and photorec MAY be of help. As you've been told, the only reliable method is to restore from backups. If you don't have one, and you've been using the system after the delete...then you probably don't have a chance at all. Reload the OS, and begin again.

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